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Man hit by stray bullet, saved by phone

November 21, 2008 8:22:20 AM PST
A man in Slidell, Louisiana, was mowing his lawn when he was hit by a stray bullet, but that 45-caliber bullet was stopped by his cell phone.RJ Richard says he doesn't usually carry his phone in his shirt pocket, but he's thankful it was there this time.

"They said, 'If your cell phone hadn't been there, or if it would've hit you straight on, you'd be totally dead.' Cause that's where my heart is," Richard said.

Investigators are still trying to figure out where the bullet came from, but they don't think the shooting was intentional.

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